International Sailing License
Level – Advanced 

The NauticEd SLC is the only license approved by the United States Coast Guard. Earning an SLC requires an on-the-water assessment of the candidates sailing skills and knowledge. The requirements for passing the SLC assessment exceeds the requirements for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) as well as the American National Standards. This assessment must be completed by an SLC qualified instructor who verifies the student’s competence for international bareboat chartering.

An SLC holder must have completed the Bareboat Charter Master program. Topics include Skippering, Docking and Maneuvering a Sailboat Under Power, Coastal Navigation, Electronic Navigation, Anchoring, and Bareboat Chartering. If the Catamaran vessel type is checked on the SLC, the holder must take the course on Catamaran sailing and maneuvering and logged at least 1 day of catamaran sailing in addition to the experience requirement listed above.

In additional to the general sailing education and testing, an SLC holder has recently taken a separate and independent 100-question test to verify their theory knowledge. This test must be taken every 3 years to remain current.

Please note that this is NOT a class. The student is expected to fully operate the boat while the assessor grades his knowledge and performance.

Test modules include:

  • Weather and Sea Conditions
  • Boat Systems
  • Rigging and Sails
  • Collision Prevention
  • Slip Departures and Returns
  • Sailing
  • Communication
  • Navigation: Charts and Marks
  • Navigation: Calculations
  • Navigation: Tides and Current
  • Navigation: Plotting
  • Navigation: Electronic
  • Anchoring and Mooring
  • Safety and Emergencies

Certification
Upon successful demonstration of competence and completion of the online course you will receive the Sailing License and Credentials (SLC)

Details – Again, note that this is NOT a class. The student is expected to fully operate the boat while the assessor grades his knowledge and performance.
Private Certification: $750– Private assessment with you and the instructor.
Semi- Private Certification: $650– We will pair you with one  other student (2 student max).
Couples Certification: $1,200– Private assessment for you and your partner.
Family Certification is not available because we will asses a maximum of 2 people at a time.

Scheduling
Private and couples classes are generally held any day and time that works for your schedule. Semi-private classes are generally taught on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Semi-private classes have a minimum and maximum of 2 and maximum of 3 students.

Click below for more information from NauticEd but do not register. The NauticEd portion is included in the price of your class.